Quality Ingredients

Here at Halsted foods we pride ourselves on only using quality ingredients. Everything we use in our foods is researched to ensure that we are giving what we believe it the best diet we can.

Through careful planning and research we have made sure that all of our premium recipes, treats and supplements are natural, grain & gluten free.

You can find more about our ingredients below, if you would like any ingredients added please let us know,

Pork – Once thought of as a problem ingredient for dogs, pork is becoming a known good source of quality protein. Rarely used in current foods makes it useful for dogs that struggle with intolerances that may have never had this ingredient.

Beef – A highly digestible and highly palatable meat source for dogs. Beef is also Rich in essential amino acids, minerals and vitamins.

Buffalo – Similar to beef but leaner, Buffalo is lower in cholesterol and higher in protein. Is also has a higher concentration of iron and essential fatty acids

Venison – A great source of B vitamins and minerals such as zinc, phosphorous, and iron. Venison also helps dogs maintain healthy energy levels plus it is very palatable. Due to venison costly its not commonly fed which makes it ideal for dogs with intolerances as they are unlikely have had it previously.

Turkey – Turkey meat is a source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. It is also a source of vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for the body’s energy production.

Chicken – Chicken helps builds lean muscle mass in dogs and contains Omega 6 fatty acids that help sustain healthy skin and coats. It’s also a great source of amino acids and glucosamine which promote bone health.

Duck – Duck is a very palatable and very good source of quality protein. It also contains vitamin A and B3, as well as several important minerals

Tuna – This lean protein source is very high in many minerals including selenium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. Its also a great source of vitamins B3, B6 and B12 and omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health.

Salmon – Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of choline, pantothenic acid, biotin and potassium.

Trout – Trout is a great source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and potassium and a rich or high source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, phosphorus and selenium.

Haddock – Haddock is packed full of essential vitamins such as vitamins B3, B6 and B12 and omega-3 fatty acids, which help promote heart health.

Sweet Potato – Sweet Potatoes contains much more fibre than a standard potatoes, they are a fantastic source of vitamin A, and is also rich in vitamins C and B6 and several minerals.

Potatoes – Potatoes  contain some dietary fibre as well as vitamin C, vitamin B6 and potassium.

Peas – Green peas contain health-promoting antioxidants as well as a wide spectrum of nutrients including vitamins C, K and B1, manganese, fibre and folate.

Beet Pulp – Beet pulp (the fibrous material from sugar beets which is left-over after sugar production) is used in dog food as a dietary fibre supplement. The sugar is almost completely removed leaving behind an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fibre

Asparagus Asparagus is an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, and vitamin E. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin B3, potassium, choline, vitamin A, zinc, iron, protein, vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid.

Carrot – A nutritious source of vitamin A which is used to maintain healthy vision. Carrots also contain numerous minerals, soluble fibre and they are abundant with natural anti oxidants.

Broccoli – This nutrient packed veg is full of vitamin A, C and K. It is also rich in folate and manganese and is very low in fat and calories. Broccoli is also an excellent source of dietary fiber.

Cranberries – Cranberries are rich in vitamin C and health-promoting antioxidants. They have also been widely recognised as helping to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI’s) by preventing the harmful bacteria and fungi from latching on to the wall of the urinary tract.

Apple – Apple is a good source of fiber as well as vitamin A and C.

FOS – Fructo-oligo-saccharide (FOS) is a nutritional supplement which is becoming more popular in dog foods due to its beneficial pre-biotic effect. It encourages the growth of ‘friendly bacteria’ in the large intestine which promotes over-all gastro-intestinal (GI) health.

MOS – Mannan-oligo-saccharide (MOS) is a nutritional supplement which is becoming more popular in dog foods due to its beneficial pre-biotic effect. It encourages the growth of ‘friendly bacteria’ in the large intestine which promotes over-all gastro-intestinal (GI) health. MOS is derived from the cell wall of yeasts.

Nucleotides –  Nucleotides are the building blocks of DNA and RNA, just the same as amino acids that are the building blocks of protein. By increasing the surface area of the intestinal villi, they are able to allow nutrients to be absorbed very efficiently, and can facilitate more rapid cell replication in response to challenges such as allergens. Although nucleotides occur naturally in every cell, production is slow and energy is required for this. Animals who are suffering from metabolic stress will reap the greatest benefits from nucleotide supplementation be this as a result of illness, psychological stress (e.g. behavioural problems) or strenuous exercise.

Parsley – Parsley is rich in protein, fiber, and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, and K. It also contains trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus. Another benefit it that parsley can help aid in the treatment of canine halitosis.

Meat and Animal derivatives – This is a blend of different ingredients including protein sources such as chicken, lamb, beef etc which are all combined into a food which meet the daily nutritional requirements of the dog.

Derivatives of Vegetable origin – Derivatives resulting from the treatment of vegetable products in particular cereals, vegetables, legumes and oil seeds.

Cereals – This general terms ‘cereals’ and ‘grains’ can refer to any product of any cereal including wheat, rice, oats, barley, maize etc.

Linseed – Linseed is also known as flax. The seeds contain high levels of good quality dietary fiber, lignans (natural antioxidants), an abundance of micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids (which have wide ranging health benefits).